Open Access News points out an article in USA Today that confronts the cold, hard truth (especially when it comes to science and engineering majors): textbooks are really expensive. Online textbooks offer an alternative, says the article, as they are free and available to download and print out.
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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.
Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.
In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.
Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.